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Tajikistan blocks Facebook and several news sites

The Tajikistan government ordered Internet providers on Saturday to block Facebook, along with several independent media sites, a spokeswoman for the country’s web-provider association told AFP. “Internet providers received a spoken order from government agents to block the sites,” said Parvina Ibodova, president of the association. “We are minions. We get our licences from the authorities and that’s why, as…

Dutch court orders Internet providers to block Pirate Bay

THE HAGUE — A Dutch court Wednesday ordered two local Internet providers to block their clients from accessing Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, citing copyright concerns. “Internet providers Ziggo and XS4ALL must block their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay website,” The Hague district court said in a press…